Friday, January 21, 2011
4 out 5. The original SOLYARIS by the great Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky is almost what you'd call a space race of a film. Even though Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey eclipsed it by a few years it should be just as recognized as a winning film. The creativity and design of Solyaris is memorable if not familiar with the "high tech" of the time, yet it also has a timeless quality. It's creepy and cool like only the isolation of space can provide. If you like the recent indy film MOON, you will really like this. Great score too, and that ending...not much different than the weirdness of Kubrick...makes you wonder.